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Excursions

Roopnath (12 Km)
Famous for a lingam placed in a cleft of a rock dedicated to Shiva.  There are three beautiful falls here, the pools of which are named after Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

Marble Rocks (Bhedaghat) (23 Km)
Connected by an excellent road from Jabalpur, is the Marble Rocks .rising on either side of a mile-long gorge, through which the Narmada flows.  The gleaming, jagged cliffs of limestone are more than a hundred feet high.  Boating facilities are available from November to May.  The Marble Rocks have recently been floodlit (on Saturdays and Sundays) and boating by moonlight is a fascinating experience.   Other places of interest in Bhedaghat include the 10th century Chausath Yogini Temple, dedicated to goddess Durga at the far end of the marble gorge called Dhuandhar or the smoke cascade :  The Narmada, making its way through the Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall Rocks, known as Dhuandhar or the smoke cascade. So powerful is the plunge that its roar is heard from a far distance, the falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of Nature's power unleashed Accommodation :  Motel Marble Rocks (MPSTDC), Tel :  (0761) 2830424. Email :  [email protected]

Bilhari (64 Km)
Many pieces of ancient sculpture have been found at Bilhari indicating it’s past importance.  Among these are images of the Hindu gods Brahma, Shiva and Surya.

Nohta
(81 Km)
Nohta lies at the confluence of a small stream, Guriaya and the river Berma.  It is believed to have been the capital of the Chandela Kings in the early 12th century.  A few Jain temples can be seen here and 2 Km. away is a Shiva Temple where a Kartik fair is held annually.

National Fossils Park
(87 Km)
Famous for the plant fossils in Mandla district. Mandla & Ramnagar (95 Km.) :  Mandla is known for its 17th century fort situated in a loop of the Narmada river, which protects it on three sides.  About 15 km. away is Ramnagar with a ruined three-storeyed palace overlooking the river Narmada.

Maihar (162 Km)
On the Jabalpur-Satna road, Maihar is famous for its Sharda Devi Temple built on a hill-top and it is also an important centre for Indian classical music. Accommodation :  Café Surbahar (MPSTDC), Tel :  (07674) 233362. Email :  [email protected]

Rookhad (163 Km)
Rookhad is wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the Pench National Park and a charming retreat.  It is 101 Km. from Nagpur on national highway no. 7 and 26 Km. from Seoni.

Amarkantak (256 Km)

An important pilgrim centre for Hindus, it is the source of two great rivers Narmada and Sone and is situated at an altitude of 1065 metres in the Vindhyas. Accommodation :  Holiday Homes (MPSTDC), Tel :  (07629) 269416. Email :  [email protected]


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